Sketchbook 1b Complete

This is the first sketchbook I finished, the second sketchbook I started. I had accidentally labeled it volume 1, then found the earlier sketchbook, so I changed it to volume 1b. This is a 5.5 x 8.5 inch Stillman & Birn Beta, softcover. I used it mostly for classwork, and color tests. Very much a… Continue reading Sketchbook 1b Complete

Foundations & On Location

Wanting to improve my general drawing ability, I started Liz Steel’s Foundations Class. I continued on with the Stillman & Birn Beta sketchbook that I had started with her Watercolor class. Later that year, I started Liz Steel’s Watercolor On Location class. My kit for that class. This was the first time I actually sketched… Continue reading Foundations & On Location

So Many Colors!

I am obsessed with color! Now I was bitten with the color bug, and just had to try out all sorts of different pigments and find out what I had in stash, as well as the new ones I bought just for fun. I filled pages with these color tests in my Stillman & Birn… Continue reading So Many Colors!

Watercolor Course

When I started Liz Steel’s Watercolor class in August 2018 I chose the Stillman & Birn Beta, size 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14.0 x 21.6 cm) Softcover. I bought her palette colors, and loved the idea of painting the palette to start the sketchbook. Why is this Sketchbook 1B, instead of 2? Well, when I… Continue reading Watercolor Course